Open Segment Project "Interwoven"

Discussion in 'Follow Along Projects' started by Glenn McCarron, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    This is about how much glue I have been using. What do other open segmenters think. I need to get one of those Babybot glue bottles. I use a solder flux brush, seems to work ok.

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    This is a SEL OF .202
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2017
  2. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Not sure if I had show my cutting sled that was modelled from the one that Brent had show earlier in this thread.

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    Works really good and adjusting the SEL is easy with a feeler gauge. Who would have thought woodworking you could use feeler gauges and digital calipers. Now when you measure something and it's off by .001 you try to get it better!
     
  3. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Super Moderator Staff Member

    On a roll now
     
  4. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Until tomorrow when I should do a bit of turning. I'll probably sand off the corners once again and m a y b e touch it with a chisel!
     
  5. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Row 8 flattened and row 9 glued on.

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    Starting to see the first weave where the yellow overlaps the red.
     
  6. mfisher

    mfisher Super Moderator Staff Member

    Glenn:
    thanks for posting the close up photo of your jig while gluing a segment.
    Helps me better understand the construction process.
     
  7. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Row 10 is now on.

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  8. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    No problem Mike. Slow and steady wins the race. Takes me about 1 hour to add a row of 72 segments.
     
  9. Art Bodwell

    Art Bodwell PRO Member

    Glenn
    I've been using a syringe to apply glue for open segment work. As you know it only takes a very small amount of glue to do the job and accurately placing it minimizes cleanup.
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    The syringe is plastic tube with a curved tip. Name is Monojet curved 412. Available on Amazon today for $5.29 for a package of five.
     
  10. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Thank you Art, that is certainly a good option. Do you clean these out after each row?
     
  11. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Row 10 has been flattened, then marked for the inside diameter. I then sanded the corners off and used my small Easy Wood carbide cutter to shape the inside. Done very slowly as I have lots of time.

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    Now to cut segments again. I have a small repair to do to my sled first.
     
  12. Imaginethat

    Imaginethat PRO Member

    Glenn, beautiful work. I'm starting on my jig today. Received the lazysusan yesterday. I know about slow and steady, my motto has been, "patience my @$$ I want it now." But I am working on the patience.
     
  13. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Thank you Dennis. This is only my second open segment piece. My first was 12 segments per row and 11 rows high. The William Smith starter piece!! All I'm saying is that I have to take it very slow, especially when chisel meets wood.

    The last mod I made to the jig has helped enormously.
     
  14. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Super Moderator Staff Member

    Look nice Glenn how may rows to go?
     
  15. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Hi Bob. I just finished adding row 11 and then cut segments for row 12. Not sure if I will get it on today as well.
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017
  16. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

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    Row 11 started and finished.
     
  17. Art Bodwell

    Art Bodwell PRO Member

    I usually put enough glue in for 2-3 rows. Which isn't a lot. When I'm done with a row I put the syringe in a small container of water. A yogurt container or something similar, tip down in the water. The prevents the glue from drying in the tip for the time it takes for the ring to be ready for the next row. Over night, I do empty the cylinder as much as possible and leave the cylinder without the plunder in water. The next day or whenever I get back, lt's easy to clean out the little remaining to start fresh.
     
  18. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

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    Thanks Art. I will look into these.
     
  19. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Row 12 is now on and drying. That will be it for today.

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  20. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    The plan today is hopefully to add a row if I have enough lumber milled. Then I will mill lumber while I watch the glue drying (not really) and have two more rows of segments cut and ready to go.
     

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